Questions tagged [vpn]

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It enables a computer to send/retrieve data over public networks and to access resources in private networks. VPN make use of encryption to secure their data.

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VPN SetUp, orbot android, do I check all boxes?

When setting up Orbot / Android version, to utilize it's beta VPN. It takes me to a screen with my Apps and more, each check box is not checked. Is this telling me to check any App that I want it to ...
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Orbot having trouble connecting

When I start Orbot up on my phone in VPN mode, it gets stuck just "starting". I've left it for up to 10 minutes but it ends up going nowhere. I've tried using bridges and changing my TOR identity, but ...
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Is Tor completely anonymous?

I saw that tor has three layers of encryptions and, plus a VPN I set myself on my computer. How can someone trace back to my real IP? Is this completely anonymous?
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How anonymous would be this set up?

I have a windows pc connected to Mullvad VPN and a Kali linux VM connected to whonix gateway. If I start tor on the kali to set up an .onion website..should I add another layer by connecting to a VPN ...
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vpn over TOR over VPN in Ubuntu

after boot I make this setup: 1) Connect to VPN server (visible ip is now VPN server ip) 2) Set system proxy to localhost:9050 and run firefox (visible ip is now TOR exit node ip) 3) install vpn ...
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How can I send all my VPN outgoing traffic to TOR

I have some Linux VPN servers (they run Streisand). Obviously, when I connect with OpenVPN to one of those VPN, my IP address is the VPN's IP. When I connect to the VPN, I would like to have a TOR ...
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Does anyone knows if this is possible to use Windscribe VPN + TOR + Polipo all together in Ubuntu?

As asked I would like to know if there is a way to use Windscribe VPN + TOR + Polipo all together, or if this a specific possibility for some particulars VPN? And if this is possible how to do? I ...
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My setup: Long-range Wi-Fi antenna --> FreeBSD OS --> nested VPN chains --> Whonix VMs --> Tor. Is it 100% untraceable and anonymous?

Let's assume that the VPNs in the nested chains have been anonymously purchased through bitcoin, maybe using Anonabox. Let's also assume I have good OPSEC. Now isn't this the ultimate setup ...
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Installer Onion VPN Firefox

Bonjour, Lorsque j'installe l'extension Onion VPN sur Firefox , une fenêtre s'ouvre qui me demande :"Download the installer script" Je clique sur installer . Puis , à la ligne suivante :" Extract it ...
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Connect directly with Tor Browser (as in, bypass Tor)?

I recently decided to pay for CryptoStorm anonymous VPN as an extra layer to my privacy protection - so that all requests including UDP requests are automatically masked. As I understand it, all ...
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Is it recommended that we use a VPN along with Tor? [duplicate]

Would using a VPN along with Tor improve privacy or security? I have read conflicting views, and I was curious what Tor's stance was on the subject. If using a VPN with Tor, would there be a specific ...
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VPN necessity for hosting a hidden service & maintaining anonymity?

What are the pros/cons/necessity/redundancy for utilizing a VPN on top of TOR if hosting a hidden service? I'm aware of the obvious concerns regarding logging if using a commercial VPN service, but ...
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Kronymous 0.2.8 is working with Chrome 59.0.3071.9 (official Build) dev (at 64 bit)?

According with this post,kronymous 0.2.8 seems to work with the the Developer Channel 58.0.3029.31 (Official Build) dev (32-bit),so I have tried to check if it was true. I have installed Chrome 59.0....
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Send emails to external addresses

I would want to send emails to external addresses from an external web site (for example contact@mywebsite.com or .org etc) from my mail2tor account, but I received the next e-mail: Subject:   ...
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VPN versus Bridges

What are the advantages of running Tor after a VPN as compared to using an Obfsproxy bridge? For example, assuming the goal is to prevent an eavesdropper on the local end from noticing Tor usage, it ...
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Tails/Tor Though VPN

At times, I would like to run Tails/Tor through a VPN. If I am able to install a VPN software into Tails, does anyone know how I would be able to keep the newly added software in Tails; perhaps by ...
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Tor fuctionality on XP home service pack 2

XP is light and IMO just as fast browsing the internet then any later OS. Is there anything about Tor browser that doesn't work on XP home then a newer OS? What patches will I need if any?
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How to set up the Tor browser on Linux Mint in a VM with a VPN on the Host

(Forgive me, I don't know whether to post this here for in the "Information Security" community) I'm brand new to Tor, I understand the basics of how it works and the Do's & Don'ts. I have a ...
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Tor issue after updating IPVanish. Error message: “waiting for Tor to connect”

Tor was working fine for me, then I updated IPVanish the other day. Now I'm having issues. I'm getting an error message, "waiting for Tor to connect." Then, after attempting to connect, I get the ...
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Anonymity behind VPN/TOR

I have been banned from a site, yet when I attempt to connect using Tor behind AVG VPN and keep changing the location the site still recognises my machine/network. How can this be possible?
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How to use tor exit node and VPN to break through GFW in China?

I am trying to deploy private tor network in China. This whole private tor network is unconnected with the Tor on the Internet. Due to GFW in China, I can only visit domestic internet via my private ...
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Should i install a VPN on Tor Browser? [duplicate]

Is it safe to use Tor without a VPN? Or Should i install a VPN?
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What is the best practice for having an encrypted connection while connected to Tor?

I've seen articles stating the best practice for connecting to Tor is through a VPN, however where this setup fails is at hiding your traffic from a malicious Tor exit-node. Because the traffic goes ...
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Secure my connection with VPN router & Tor

I just decided to buy a new router that support the OpenVPN protocols called "Linksys E4200". It is a very very good router. I read about Tor Over VPN & VPN over Tor. So my first question is: ...
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Very Specific Non-Duplicate VPN+Tor Question

I have been combing the forums for hours to get a clear answer to a very specific question I have and I can’t find it. If I am connected to an encrypted VPN like NordVPN and I use Tor Browser, can ...
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Why does TOR leak IP through Bittorrent and Flash while VPNs don't?

1) Do VPNs not leak IP while bittorrenting? Does TOR leak IP while bittorrenting? If yes why are VPNs safe while TOR is not in respect to Bittorrent? 2) Why don't VPNs warn abvout Flash while TOR ...
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tor browser bundle + sshuttle safe together?

I started using sshuttle as "poor man's VPN over SSH" to forward all the outgoing tcp traffic / dns query to a private server. sshuttle allows you to create a VPN connection from your machine to ...
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How can one avoid Tor correlation attacks?

People usually recommend either using a VPN or hosting an entry or exit node in a remote server. But what about proxies and bridges, for example? And are there any other way to avoid correlation ...
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how to use TOR combined with a VPN

I use Nord VPN. Then I istalled TOR. Now checking the used IP, TOR and VPN gives me a different one. My question: How to "combine" TOR and VPN so the TOR is using the VPN? Many thank´s! Joe
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Send all OpenVPN traffic through TOR?

I have an OpenVPN server and I want to be able to route all requests that are made to that OpenVPN server through a proxy, so that the requests will look like they are made be the internet address of ...
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Should I use a VPN with Orbot?

Should I use Orbot with a proxy or VPN? If so should I place it before or after Orbot's connection to the Tor network?
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very slow with tor and VPN how do i improve speed and security please? [duplicate]

Hi I have a very slow connection with tor and vpn can u suggest ways to improve both please ? after that I will do more searches paul
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Is this setup to send anonymous email secure?

I am working for a company that engages in unethical business practices with a customer. I need to send an anonymous email to the labor board and the customer. I need to keep my identity a secret, but ...
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Unable to find Proxy Servers

I'm totally new to Tor, Yeah I know, the newbie. So I'm running a Mac. with Ivacy VPN. Also running Tor 6.5.1. Getting the "Unable to find Proxy Servers". Didn't do any modifications just started ...
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Setting up an exit node on VPS along with a VPN. Impact to anonymity?

If I run a VPS (using Orange VPS provider out of Iceland, purchased with monero-filtered bitcoin) as a TOR exit node, and that VPS (running Streisand) is also the VPS I use for a privately controlled ...
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I can't connect tor browser. Please Help me [closed]

8/24/2017 9:43:56 AM.400 [NOTICE] DisableNetwork is set. Tor will not make or accept non-control network connections. Shutting down all existing connections. 8/24/2017 9:43:56 AM.400 [NOTICE] ...
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Me->VPN->Tor->Socks5->Tor: Where would a honeypot do the most damage?

Since most vpn's are untrustworthy, and Tor exit nodes can be hosted by malicious entities, im trying to create a trustless chain of anonymization and encryption. I feel as there might be flaws in my ...
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Why people advice to use Riseup.net and SecurityKISS VPN? [closed]

As I see here people always advice to use Riseup.net VPN or SecurityKISS. I just want to ask why people here advice soo much to use that 2 vpns and what are their pros compared to other VPN's. As I ...
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Tor via VPN: Good extra level of security, or unnecessary?

The title pretty much says it all. I'm using Tor with PIA VPN also running. Is this a good extra level of security, or just a waste of time. Thanks all.
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Orbot Stops Forwarding in VPN Mode

Using Android, I have noticed that when my Wi-Fi is dropped for a few moments then reconnects Orbot still works but apps VPN mode does not. Is there a fix for this issue? To be clear, I am still ...
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Clarification of Risks to Anonymity [closed]

My goal is to get a clear sense of what is required to maintain anonymity. In a sense I'm mapping the flow of traffic in my head and trying to understand how certain traffic might interact in ways ...
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Modifying torrc for openvpn?

When using a VPN, should I make any changes to my torrc? Such as defining the default route on (tun0) 10.4.0.1? Using Ubuntu 16.
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Is using a private bridge a suitable alternative compared to a VPN for connecting to Tor entry nodes?

I am a Tor newbie and considering deploying my own private bridge to connect to the Tor network. Normally I would connect to Tor via a VPN to prevent the entrance node from knowing my clearnet IP but ...
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Have a Tor Relay working from a VPN providers address. What if I change cities?

I do that from time to time when the IP address I'm using gets blocked by the Barracuda blacklist (or others) and the wife starts complaining about lost Kroger access :( When I change IPs, will Tor ...
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Usage of public VPN before TOR

Could usage of public VPN before TOR be more dangerous than only TOR ? With public VPN we hide from ISP that we are using TOR, but VPN know our IP and that we use TOR. Could VPN use some scripts that ...
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Using Paypal with Tor---Ooopsy!

I made the mistake of trying to pay for a VPN service with Paypal while using Tor browser. Paypal said the transaction had gone through. But my bank statement said otherwise. I haven't validated the ...
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Howto to install a Tor middle relay on a working Windows VPN Proxy?

I've looked through the existing descriptions and tried many ways to do this - but don't believe it's ever worked for me. I have a Windows 7 pro machine which has been running for years with only two ...
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Tor Browser is updated even when it is not open?

Good morning everyone and thank you in advance for your answers :). I use VPN on my computer and I also downloaded the Tor Browser. When I turn on the computer, I connect to the Internet and turn my ...
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Tor failed to establish a Tor network connection. Establishing an encrypted directory connection failed (done - 0.0.2.0:3) [duplicate]

Can anyone help me out. My Tor Browser was working perfectly fine until I did an update for my windows 7 laptop. Now i keep getting an error message mentioning failing to establish connection. I have ...
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How to use TOR along with the proxy

In a hypothetical network, one has to connect through a proxy to use the internet. However, via the this particular proxy only few websites are accessible and the rest get redirected to a page with a ...